How to Fix Marshmallow Wi-Fi Battery Drain

We’ve some users complaint about the possible — it’s not a for-sure thing yet, after all — battery drain being caused Wi-Fi, even though there are good reports that battery is far better on Marshmallow update.

If you believe your device’s battery life is taking a hit — even though improved when compared to Lollipop — because of Wi-Fi, then here is a fix you’d want to try out.

It’s simple, doesn’t require root access or any dedicated app for this, nor any tinkering. Here’s how to:

Step 1. Turning off the Always scanning option that is turned on be default.

Go to Settings > Location, then tap the 3-dot options menu, and then tap Scanning. Now, turn off the always scanning option from there.

Step 2. Reset the Settings. Once again, head off to Settings > Backup and reset > Network settings reset > Reset settings.

That’s it. Give your Marshmallow running device a Restart and you should see the “Computed Power Use” under Wi-Fi’s ‘Use details’ go down, getting you some improvements in battery.

Via Nomaan Mohammad

Kapil still loves his Galaxy S2 i9100! No, really. And Galaxy Nexus! Need we say more what kind of guy he is? And he's also a die-hard Liverpool FC fan. Email: kapil@theandroidsoul.com